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CC-Crystal beats Sacred Heart in battle of top ranked teams

A pair of No. 1-ranked teams had a classic down-to-the wire match-up that came down to the last shot. Carson City-Crystal, ranked No. 1 in Class C in the first Associated Press poll posted this season, outlasted Class D No. 1-ranked Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 38-37.

Carson City-Crystal’s Lincoln Burnham, top, tries to turn over Dansville’s Evan Farrier during the teams’ match Wednesday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal wrestlers off to good start in CMAC

Carson City-Crystal’s wrestling team opened their Central Michigan Athletic Conference season with a pair of wins Wednesday. The Eagles knocked off the Dansville Aggies and the Bath Fighting Bees in a triangular in the West Gym. They beat Dansville 48-33 and Bath 57-24.

Carson City-Crystal’s Regan Heckman, left, looks for someone to pass to as Fulton’s Connor Proctor closes in during the teams’ game Saturday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal girls hold off Fulton 36-32

Carson City-Crystal’s girls basketball team got a win Saturday, but it wasn’t easy. The Eagles held off a difficult Fulton team with a 36-32 win in the first game of the “Battle On M-57.”

Carson City-Crystal’s Kolton Kavanaugh dunks during the fourth quarter of the Eagles’ game against Fulton Saturday night. - Daily News/Chip Burch

CC-Crystal boys hand Fulton first loss

It took one big quarter for Carson City-Crystal’s boys basketball team to get a win. The Eagles used a 17-point second quarter to knock off the Fulton Pirates 59-45 in the second game of the “Battle on M-57” that benefitted Carson City Hospital.

Belding’s Connor Barker, at top, tries to finish pinning Carson City-Crystal’s Colton Blasher during the John Baum Invitational Saturday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Belding tops CC-Crystal to win own invitational

Belding’s wrestling team needed a big win over Carson City-Crystal in the championship match to win its own invitational Saturday. The Redskins got it, beating the Eagles 51-23 to cap off an undefeated tournament.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Dec. 20

Greenville second at Hudsonville: In a meet that had only six varsity teams, the Yellow Jackets finished second with 159 points at the Hudsonville Invitational Saturday. Whitehall won with 236 points…

Carson City-Crystal’s Mikayla Duflo gets ready to shoot a three-pointer during last season’s Class C regional final against St. Louis. - File photo

CC-Crystal girls basketball off to 5-0 start

There seems to be no slowing down the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team. Led by potential all-state sharpshooter Mikayla Duflo, the Eagles are off to a perfect 5-0 start this season after Tuesday’s 54-12 win over Lansing Christian. Duflo led the Eagles with 22 points (on six three-pointers) and six assists. Maddi Weese added 15 points and five rebounds in the win.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Dec. 16

Lakeview 40, Newaygo 29: The Wildcats beat the Lions in a CSAA crossover game Tuesday night by holding Newaygo to just three points in the second quarter. Sadie Massie led Lakeview with 12 points and Maddie Shurlow had eight points and seven rebounds…

Carson City-Crystal senior Kaitlin Beyer signs her Letter of Intent to run cross country and track for Lansing Community College. LCC coach Jim Robinson was there for the signing. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-C’s Beyer signs to run at Lansing Community College

Carson City-Crystal cross country runner Kaitlin Beyer finished her career this year as one of the best runners in school history. Last week, Beyer signed a Letter of Intent to continue her running career for the Lansing Community College (LCC) Stars.

Carson City-Crystal’s Alex Baker, left, hand fights with Tri County’s Nick McGhan during Saturday’s Tri County Invitational. McGhan defeated Baker 3-0. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 47-30. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Sparta wins Tri County wrestling invitational

The Sparta Spartans outlasted good competition all day long to finish with an unblemished record and won the Tri County wrestling invitational on Saturday. The Spartans went 5-0, capping their day with a pin at 130 pounds to come from behind and defeat the Comstock Park Panthers in their final match of the day. Trailing 36-32, the pin gave Sparta a 38-36 victory.